Our Team

Shauna1 Shauna - Senior Educator

Hi, my name is Shauna. I am a mother of four, two boys and two girls. I am very excited about being at Harbourside Childcare and looking forward to meeting both you and your children. I have been involved in early childhood education for the past thirty years, both in government and private centres. I have a Diploma in Teaching. In my spare time I enjoy reading, walking and playing netball.

Youri1 Youri - Head Teacher, Under 2’s

My name is Youri. I have a supportive husband, Jason and two lovely sons, Minha and Danha. I am particularly passionate about respectful practices and learning for infants and toddlers. Also, my identity as a Korean would allow me to connect with and support parents and their whānau who are new to New Zealand themselves and have faced similar challenges to me.

debra1 Debra - Head Teacher, Over 2’s

My name is Debra. I am married to Engelbert and have two beautiful children; Gabrielle (12) and Nathan (10). I believe that children are a gift from God and each child is unique, special and blessed with an innate capacity to learn, discover and grow. Music is my passion and a critical tool for the holistic development of the child. As an early childhood teacher, I will strive to create a stable, open, loving and caring environment for the children under my care and for their families and community.

natt1 Vicki - Early Intervention Teacher, Over 2's

My name is Vicki Wilkinson. I live in Milford and have taught across the North Shore throughout my career. My teaching experience now spans pre-school to tertiary education, with a focus on special needs. Working at Harbourside Childcare Centre provides all the variety, challenges, problem solving, inquiry and discovery elements that make teaching satisfying for me. I am glad to be contributing to a community of teachers and parents who are raising children in a culture of love, respect and encouragement.

Marlize - Teacher, Over 2’s

I am originally from South Africa. My family and I moved to New Zealand 14 years ago from Pretoria. I have been working in Childcare for 10 years and feel so blessed to be working at Harbourside Kids. I love working with children and seeing them grow in their knowledge and gaining confidence and understanding in their world. Children are God's gift and I love caring for them and teaching them the importance of his love for them.

Rebecca1 Rebbecca - Teacher, Over 2’s

Nihao, my name is Rebecca. I came to New Zealand with my husband from mainland China in 1998. I have two girls; they are now 13 & 15 years old. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and I am fully registered with the New Zealand Teachers’ Council. I have 8 years experience in the early childhood education. I’m passionate about my work and committed to quality care and education.

Michelle1 Michelle - Teacher, Over 2’s

Hi my name is Michelle. I love watching children learn and develop at their own pace and helping them become the best they can be. I enjoy the outdoors, especially the beach. I also enjoy sport such as rugby and cricket. I attend Harbourside Church and I am involved in Kids Church which I have been doing for over 10 years.

Paoi1 Paoi - Teacher, Under 2’s

Hello! My name is Paoi. I enjoy arts, crafts and technology related activities. One bonus of working with children is that they make you feel young and we get to play too! Their curiosity, imagination and talent amaze me. I look forward to helping you discover and develop your child’s full potential. I recently got married and I am very looking forward to building a family of my own!

roland1a Roland - Teacher Over 2’s

Hello, my name is Roland Fernando. I am a Filipino National living in New Zealand since 2006 with my wife and two beautiful daughters. I have worked in primary schools for four years as a teacher aide. I am a musician and I intend to use my skills in creating a positive environment for the children to learn and discover more about themselves and their surroundings.

gemma Gemma - Teacher Over 2’s

Hi there! My name is Gemma. I am qualified in ECE holding my Diploma in Teaching and I am also fully registered. I have always had strong passion for teaching and I love to watch the children in my care grow and develop in their own time and at their place. I am very thankful for being able to teach our future generations, it is very special profession. I was born in England and moved here when I was younger. I am married with a young daughter called Isla and a houseful of animals! Family is very important to me and we love to spend lots of time together. I like to go for wall, travel, go anywhere that is animal related, and shop! I look foward to being part of your child’s journey here.

moelana Moelana - Teacher Over 2’s

Talofa Lava! My name is Moelana Faletutulu. I was born in Samoa and moved to napier in 1996. I am 27 years old and married to the most amazing and loving husband Mac Andrae. We have four amazing kids, three boys: Reuben (6 years old), Israel (5 years old), Malakai (9 months) and one gorgeous princess Darlene (3 years old). In 2013 I studied at Sir George Seymour and completed my Certificate in Travel and Tourism. I have worked in Early childcare for 5 years as a teacher Aide in Hawkes Bay. I am grateful for the opportunity at Habourside kids to teach and nurture the next generation. What a joy it is to sow seeds and see them grow in their own unique ways. Looking forward to making good memories and building relationship with our Whanau. Blessings

marjorie Marjorie- Business Administrator

Hi, my name is Marjorie. I am the Business Administrator. I am looking foward to getting to know you all. attend Harbourside church and live on the Shore. I have two married children and one granddaughter. My interests are spending time with family and friends, reading and walking. I enjoy working with the staff and the children.

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